Nestled amid soaring pines on the wooded slopes of the Chhu River valley, Six Senses Bumthang is a unique Bhutanese retreat that draws inspiration from the living forest around it. Sheltered by the trees, it’s a tranquil base for explorations of the Bumthang region, home to some of the country’s oldest settlements as well as an awe-inspiring selection of ancient monasteries and sacred monuments.
Designed as a ‘forest within a forest’ the lodge has trees at its heart. In the airy, communal dining area, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the valley’s dense mass of woodland. The theme continues inside, where every surface from the polished floor to the mighty pillars and panelled ceiling is crafted from warm, sustainably sourced timber. The lodge’s eight suites also intertwine the forest, each one laid out around a glass-lined courtyard garden shaded by its own pine tree. Large bedrooms draped with Beaumont and Brown organic linens open onto private decks, with views across the canopy to the valley beyond. Spacious bathrooms offer oversized soaking tubs and rain showers, while traditional wood-burning bukhari stoves keep guests cosy in their woodland hideaways.
Days at the lodge can be spent fully immersed in Bumthang’s wonders. Take your pick from adventures including visits to the stunning Tamzhing Lhundrup Lhakhang temple, walks to the hilltop fortress of Padseling Goemba and riding excursions to the Kencho Sum Lhakhang monastery. Fully exhilarated, return to the lodge to relax with a traditional hot stone bath and the finest in Bhutanese cuisine.
Couples and families
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Absorb the uplifting woodland views from your private terrace
Restore your balance with a yoga or meditation class
Sample the chef’s imaginative menu of Bhutanese and international cuisine, which draws a wealth of ingredients from the immediate surroundings
Borrow one of the complimentary bicycles to further explore the pristine surroundings
Round off a pampering treatment in the spa with a healing hot stone bath
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Travel to the peaceful Kencho Sum Lhakhang monastery on horse back
Work up an appetite with a hike to the Padseling Goemba hilltop fortress
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